FAR Infrared (FIR) Sauna Therapy and Nitric Oxide (NO)

Important Therapuetic Benefits of a FIR Sauna

Using a far infrared (FIR) sauna is a powerful way to detoxify and has many therapuetic benefits on the body. What many do not know about is the connection between FIR and nitic oxide.

Nitric oxide (NO) helps preserve the elasticity of all the vessels in the body, because it is a "signaling molecule" that tells the blood vessels to increase in width or dilate. This has significant implications, because optimal blood circulation is a key factor in virtually all health issues.

Here is some research on the power of FIR sauna therapy and its ability to enhance the production of nitric oxide which addreses serious health challenges.

  • "...sauna therapy increases mRNA and protein levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)...

  • Another study indicates that far infrared sauna therapy may promote insulin sensitivity while boosting the expression of eNOS.

  • Twice weekly sauna bathing for 3 months was assoicated with significant reductions in resting systolic and resting diastolic pressure averaging 20-23 mmHg and 14-18 mmHg respectively.

  • "NO was first recognized for its turmoricidal and antimicrobial effects in vitro and in vivo. NO also has antiparasitic effects and in some instances, is absolutely necessary for clearance of certain infestations."

  • "...When your body is manufacturing adequate and even excess nitric oxide, plaque formation and atherosclerosis are much less likely to occur and may be reversible."

  • "Two of NO's critical functions - preventing the formation of blood clots and keeping the arteries free of plaque-work specifically against the occurance of stroke."

  • "NO is used by the immune system to stave off infections, bacteria, viruses & parasites and even curtails the proliferation of certain types of cancerous cells."

  • "As an anti-inflammatory, NO is being studied for its apparent role in reducing the swelling and discomfort of arthritis."

  • "In the brain, NO is manufactured in regions associated with improving memory and learning as well as influencing and modifying our behavior."

  • And last, but not least, with boosted NO levels in the blood, similar to what taking Viagra would products, "...regular far infrared sauna therapy could improve male sexual function significantly, too."
This is but a small sampling of the research being done today that confirms the incredible broad base of benefits FIR sauna therapy.

References:
  1. Ignarro, Louis, J. PhD, NO More Heart Disease, 2005 St. Martin's Press, pg 47
  2. Michele T. Pritchard, Zihai Li and Elizabeth A. Repasky. Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Immunology, Buffalo, NY; and University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington. "Nitric Oxide Production is Regulated by Fever-Range-Thermal Stimulation of Murine Macrophages", Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 2005; 78:630-638
  3. Sadatoshi Biro, Akinori Masuda, Takashi Kihara and Chuwa Tei. dept. of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Metabolic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan "Clinical Implication of Thermal Therapy in Lifestyle - Related Diseases". Experimental Biology and Medicine, 2003; 228: 1245-1249.
  4. Mark F. McCarty, Jorge Barroso-Aranda, Francisco Contreras, Natural Alternatives International, San Marcos, CA, Oasis of Hope Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico. "Regular Thermal Therapy May Promote Insulin Sensitivity While Boosting Expression of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase - Effects Comparable to Those of Exercise Training." Medical Hypotheses, 2009.
  5. Ibid
  6. OpCit 2
  7. OpCit 1 pg 29
  8. OpCit 1 pg 33
  9. OpCit 1 pg 48
  10. OpCit 1 pg 49
  11. OpCit 1 pg 63
  12. Jonathan V. Wright, M.D., "Sweat your way to a healthier heart - and a better sex life - in four weeks or less", Nutrition & Healing, 2003 Dec; Vol. 10, Issue 12, 1-3.

Introducing The Thermal Life® FAR Infrared (FIR) Sauna
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The Infrared Sauna has an excellent reputation for detoxifying both metal and chemical contaminants from the body. It is an excellent therapy on its own or as an adjunct to other natural methods of detoxification.

Proper FAR infrared sauna therapy can be supportive for:

  • Detoxification
  • Enhanced Immune System Health
  • Improved Cardiovascular Health
  • Stress Releif
  • Weight and Cellulite Management
  • Pain Relief
  • Skin Beautification

FAR infrared saunas help to accomplish detoxification in the following manner: A layer of fat and oil exists just below the surface of the skin. The FAR infrared light resonates with the water molecules within these lipid or fat cells.

This vigorous activation of the water molecule stimulates the fat cells to excrete toxins. These toxins will be released through the skin's sweat channels as a result of the high temperature from the sauna. As sweat and oil are secreted, the toxins dissolved in them are secreted as well. By excreting these toxins and then washing them off your body, the toxic load on the body is lowered and cellular health improves.

Oil glands help remove oil-soluble toxins that the body would otherwise have a difficult time eliminating. We have created a world filled with oil-soluble toxins such as gasoline, solvents, pesticides, ingredients in toothpaste, personal care products, etc., which the body is not able to dispose of efficiently. The longer the skin is heated, the more oil-soluble toxins are eliminated.

No other sauna company that we know of knows as much about detoxification as High Tech Health, Inc. Their specialty is providing saunas that detoxify safely and effectively. Their Thermal Life® Sauna is designed to allow anyone to detoxify at a rate that is appropriate for them.

Bio-Resonance™ Heaters

The Thermal Life® Sauna utilizes specially designed Bio-Resonance™ ceramic heaters that provide the optimal level of far infrared exposure no matter where you are in your detoxification process. A special feature of the Bio-Resonance heater is the nature of the far infrared rays that is emits. FAR infrared is a band of electromagnetic energy, just as visible light and ultraviolet light are.

The difference between visible light and far infrared is that we cannot see far infrared. FAR infrared affects the body differently than ultraviolet or near infrared light. Heat lamps emit near infrared which is only absorbed by the surface of the skin. FAR, on the other hand, is absorbed into the body up to a depth of 1 and half inches. It is experienced as a softer heat sensation which is quite enjoyable.

FAR infrared rays also stimulate the production of endorphins, the "happy hormones", and have been prescribed for pain for a long time. Bio-Resonance heating technology ensures an enjoyable, detoxifying experience.

Comparing Ceramic to Carbon Heaters in FIRS

Hight Tech Health (HTH) researched "carbon heater" technology and found it to be significantly inferior to their trademarked BioResonance® emitters because carbon heaters are inefficient and poor emitters of far infrared waves. If the emitters don't produce good far infrared, then the detoxification effect is diminished. HTH emitters are alloy tubes filled with solid ceramic . The ceramic material is warmed to the temperature range where it emits the highest quality and quantity of FIR waves. (between 6-20 microns).

The surgical grade stainless steel reflectors behind the emitters reflect back into the cabin any FIR emitted from the rear of the emitters. This way, the cabin is completely filled with 100% FIR waves and none are lost into the walls of the sauna. Carbon emitters because of their poor design and emission, lose close to 50% of what little far infrared they do emit through the back walls, because there is nothing to reflect the waves back into the center of the sauna cabin.

Carbon emitters are large thin plastic or fiberglass panels with a thin layer of carbon material sandwiched in between, or lined with fabric with carbon fibers woven into the fabric, then laminated onto the panels with a wire grid behind them to heat them up. They are made large to compensate for the extreme inefficiency of far infrared light production. They take 40-45 minutes to warm up to the point where you can even get into the sauna vs. our saunas which are warm and ready to use in 10-15 minutes.

High Tech Health will not put plastic or fiberglass into their saunas because of concerns regarding possible out-gassing of chemical compounds from these panels. These types of saunas are primarily marketed for recreational use. Another downside to carbon heaters is because of their large panel size, they produce fairly strong electromagnetic fields. HTH heaters emit extremely low levels of EMF's, about 2-4 milligauss, which is equivalent to sitting next to a reading lamp.

Carbon heaters are inexpensive to construct. They don't tend to have a long life, and can burn out in 5-6 years. HTH has never had to replace a single heater in the 14 years of selling the Thermal Life saunas. It is by far, the most durable, energy efficient and long lasting technology in the industry.

The most important four points in buying a far infrared sauna in regards to the heater technology used are:

  1. Strength of Infrared – is the heater effective in promoting detoxification?
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Durability / Long lasting
  4. Warm-up time

Besides linking to their site in the below-mentioned link, you can call them directly (recommended) at 800-794-5355 or 303-413-8500 and speak to one of their knowledgeable product specialists.

By mentioning our website Evenbetterhealth.com, you will receive the discount when you place the order from them. As well, High Tech Health offers a 30 day money-back satisfaction guarantee, so you can try it risk free. They also offer a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship of the cabin, the heaters, and the electrical components.


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Recommended: One thing we recommend for anyone who has a health condition, is to have a hair mineral analysis test done.

How can a hair analysis help one achieve better health? If we consider that diet is what we consume and nutrition is what we retain, then we can see that discovering what the body needs when it needs it is a valuable tool in creating health.

Hair Analysis test report

A hair analysis can determine which essential minerals the body is needing more of and which toxic elements it needs to eliminate. It also provides valuable insight into the body's metaoblism and what dietary changes would be most helpful for recovery.


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